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4 Steps for Effective Leaders

Written by Written by Originally posted by Forum, Rewritten and posted by John Duncan on July 17th, 2017.      214 comments

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“Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.” Robert Kiyosaki

Leaders come from all walks of life, each with their own strengths and experiences. No matter how different, each has at least one thing in common – the ability to grow and mature as a leader.



Coaching According to Marshall: How Dr. Goldsmith Helps Leaders Excel at the Top

Written by Forum - reposted by John Duncan on March 9th, 2017.      42 comments

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Marshall Goldsmith is a singular phenomenon in the world of executive coaching, with top global leaders providing glowing endorsements of the impact he's made in helping them improve as leaders. The issue, there's only one Marshall Goldsmith and how can the rest of us benefit from his trademark coaching?

To give leaders a deeper experience of his way of coaching, AchieveForum has partnered with Goldsmith to develop a state-of-the-art learning solution: "High-Performance Leadership: Applying Insights from Marshall Goldsmith™" 

Our Predictions for 2017

Written by Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on February 8th, 2017.      19 comments

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As we enter the New Year, the AchieveForum team looks back on 2016 and makes predictions for 2017, considering what we learned about leadership development and how these insights will impact the year ahead.

The People Factors: Clarity, Unity, Agility

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on May 13th, 2016.      5 comments

The People Factors: Clarity, Unity, Agility


While it’s true that successful organisations are usually faster and smarter than their competition, it’s false to say they achieve it by only focusing on efficient processes and systems. In fact, it is your people who will accelerate your organisational speed and performance.

Most leaders would agree that speed is required for a successful organisation, but difficult to achieve.

Build a Strategic Leadership Pipeline

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on April 29th, 2016.      46 comments

Build a Strategic Leadership Pipeline

In today’s business environment, it has become very important for companies to align the strategy for their leadership talent pipeline with their long-term business strategy. A recent study has shown that more than 50 percent of surveyed companies anticipated a loss of over half of their current senior leaders within a short span of 5 years.
This is why organisations these days are very concerned about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. They invest in building a strategic leadership pipeline, to create leaders who can deliver on the present and future business strategies of the organisation.
Research conducted by The Forum Corporation has found that successful organisations take a critical few steps to build a robust and strategic leadership pipeline. These steps are as follows:

Managerial Fitness: Making First-Level Leaders Great

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on March 31st, 2016.      15 comments

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First Level Leaders Need To Be Fit for Purpose

So what does it mean to ‘Be Fit for Purpose?  From our perspective "Fit” means having the flexibility, strength, and stamina needed to meet challenges. To meet the shifting challenges in today’s organisations, first-level leaders need what we can call managerial fitness. Our recent research outlines the critical dimensions of managerial fitness that are required for success in the evolving work environments in which today’s first-level leaders perform.

Sections of interest:

  • First-Level Leaders Fitness
  • Recent Trends In Leader Development
  • Strategic Priorities
  • Leadership Priorities
  • Top Coaching Skill Requirements

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to this article please feel free to let us know.

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